WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR AIRPORT NOISE?
"Airports are responsible for their noise impact on the communities they occupy. These noise impacts include noise from arrivals and departures, as well as noise from aircraft in a flight path within the immediate vicinity of the airport." Per the Federal Aviation Administration
WHO CAN RESTRICT SKYDIVING AND OTHER NOISE IMPACTING USES OF THE AIRPORT?
According to OAR 660-013-0100(g), Aeronautic Recreational Aeronautical Activities are allowed with certain limitations and conditions and are subject to approval of airport sponsor.
Note: Neither the editor of this newsletter, nor SOS/Sisters Rural Advisory, LLC, claims responsibility for certifying the accuracy of any statements made independently by individual participants.
The Sisters Rural Advisory was formed in September 2016 and subsequently registered as a legal corporation. Its purpose is to provide a voice for the hundreds of residents in the greater Sisters area who do not live within the Sisters city limits and who are interested in protecting qualities that make Sisters country a uniquely attractive area for residents and visitors alike.
SOS came about in the summer of 2016 in response to concerns over negative noise impacts that resulted from the introduction of a skydive operation at the Sisters Eagle Airport. An initial gathering of 35 concerned individuals chose "Save Our Skies" as a working name for their efforts to curb or mitigate these negative noise impacts. A newsletter was developed and several larger meetings were held for concerned residents whose numbers continued to grow, entirely through word of mouth, to include more than 170 subscribers to the newsletter.
SOS was adopted as an initiative by the 10-member steering committee of the Sisters Rural Advisory. SOS continues as an adjunct under the umbrella organization, Sisters Rural Advisory.
The focus of SOS remains on mitigation of airport noise impacts, especially as generated by commercial recreational aeronautic activities at the Sisters Eagle Airport. However, the name "Save Our Skies" is being replaced with the less alarmist "Skies Over Sisters."
What is the relationship between the Sisters Rural Advisory and SOS?